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First the good news : The February release of the Snippet Editor has now had 10,000 downloads ! Now for bug fix news: There were a couple of issues with the paths per language.  A problem with Express Editions of Visual Studio occurred due to partial...
Back in April 2006, I blogged about a nasty JIT compiler optimisation that would cause String.IsNullOrEmpty to throw a null reference exception;  ironic really given that is the very thing you’d use the IsNullOrEmpty method to check against. ...
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I’ve just uploaded a new screen cast: Snippet Editor Tips and Tricks Enjoy :) (oh and don’t forget the “ buy me a beer ” button)
Snippet Editor 2.1 is now released on codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/SnippetEditor   Apart from the few minor bug fixes, it includes improved search and now support for Visual Studio 2010 as well as 2008 and 2005. I’ve also added a “buy me a beer...
When I’ve started new Visual Studio projects on my Vista x64 box, the Company field would always show up as “Microsoft”… somewhat presumptuous and definitely annoying.  At first I thought the problem was with the templates, but upon inspection they...
  When I was going through the snippet editor code to put it on CodePlex, I wanted to grab a screen shot of the snippet schema.  immediately I was confronted with there being no visual designer for schemas in VS 2008, but the worse part was...
I’ve just finished uploading the Snippet Editor to CodePlex http://www.codeplex.com/SnippetEditor It includes some minor bug fixes from the previous release. Enjoy :) And Merry XMas :)
Over the last week I’ve got a sudden influx of emails about the Snippet Editor.  I’m figuring this is stemming from Lisa’s recent blog entry and her tips and trips for VS 2008 presentation :)  Some of the emails have been really nice praise...
After my post about the first set of insults from the Windows Live team and the Search API samples, it was nice to see some VB samples released. Sadly though they were just the C# samples run through an automated tool. I mean look at this bullshit code...
You probably know that declaring an array in VB, such as : Dim names(9) As String creates an array with 10 elements. As of VB8 you can use the 0 To syntax for the same thing: Dim names(0 To 9) As String I prefer the 0 To syntax as it clearer for those...
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Paul Vick released some statistics in relation to VB , which for discussion sake I'll repeat here : Visual Basic is the #1 .NET language (as reported by Forrester Research) Visual Basic is the #1 downloaded and #1 registered Express Edition (topping...
Recently a fellow MVP pointed out the addition of the TransferRequest method to the HttpServerUtility class. The documentation falsely states it as being .NET 3.0 when in fact the change is made in .NET 3.5 Beta. You'd think stating the file versions...
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I just read again today the claim that you should use + for string concatenation in VB. You should NOT. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. VB has the Concatenation operator & as distinct from the + operator. Yes for the most part adding...
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The latest from Microsoft's Developer Marketing is hilarious ! Seems some folks at MS have way too much time on their hands… But then again what am I doing watching the videos there ? <g> you have to watch the "Team Call" video, I'm sure we've all...
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the following is the code for the custom SettingsProvider from Geoff and mine's TechEd 2006 presentation: Option Strict On Option Explicit On Imports System Imports System.Configuration ''' <summary> ''' simple example of a SetitngsProvider that...
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If you click on a button in a toolstrip, such as the save button on a BindingNavigator, the button never gets focus, so the DataGridView never looses focus, so the current changes are not persisted. The first thing you need to do is call EndEdit on the...
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a few weeks ago, I posted a quiz about the syntax low < x < high, which really was a quiz about implicit casting of Booleans. Of course the great Dan Appleman got that one right :) That quiz stemmed from an earlier post , and raised some questions...
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today I updated the open source Exception Helper plugin for Visual Studio 2005. You can view a short screen cast demonstrating it's installation and usage (about 4 minutes) You can download from workspaces.gotdotnet.com/project42
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Sometimes different problems come together to provide a unified solution. Today I think I stumbled across such a thing. Earlier today I noticed a comment post to an old blog entry of mine about how to tell if an assembly is a debug or release build ....
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A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from Builderau describing how to use snippets in Visual Studio 2005. I was kind of amazed to see that they provided two links to "snippy" editor, but not a single one link to the VB Snippet Editor. That's despite...
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